Five Reasons Brett Favre Should Backup Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay This Season

Robert DemmettCorrespondent IIIJune 3, 2011

Five Reasons Brett Favre Should Backup Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay This Season

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    26 Jan 1997:  Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers looks on during Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Packers won the game, 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport
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    It is no secret that most of the people of Wisconsin are not the biggest fans of Brett Favre anymore. 

    After leaving the Packers to go to the Jets then to the rival Vikings at the first opportunity he had, I'm sure the people felt hurt and betrayed. 

    But this season, as Brett has again called it quits for his NFL career, these are the five reasons why he should give it one more try in the place where he made his name famous. 

He Can't Play Anymore

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings kneels on the turf in pain after he took a hard hit against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orlean
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    Favre may not tell anyone this but I will: he can't play every week anymore. 

    The consecutive starts streak is over, he's won his MVPs, and most importantly his Super Bowl. But if anyone is going to tell me they'd rather have Matt Flynn playing if Aaron Rodgers gets hurt, they are wrong (Flynn had one nice game in New England, who had the worst pass defense in the league, relax on thinking he's a good quarterback). 

    Favre can still play in a relief mode and he will certainly make those preseason games (if there are any) worth watching. 

Repair Relationship with Fans After Super Bowl

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    GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 01:  Fans hold a sign referring to quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 1, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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    There is no doubt that Green Bay will be angry at Favre whenever he returns, and they have a right to be.  But if I'm Favre, there is no better time to come back to Green Bay than after a Super Bowl victory. 

    The fans are in a good mood and this may be the best for forgiveness.  They might even think that you forcing your way out was the best thing for the franchise. 

    Come back for one season, spank some of your teammates, be social at training camp, take the boos and the hecklers for a while, and then have your number retired at a nice ceremony where people will love you again. 

Aaron Rodgers

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    GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 24: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers meets with Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings after the Packers defeated the Vikings 28-24 at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Ge
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    It is no secret that these two men do not like each other, and Favre probably wasn't the best mentor for the young Rodgers, but this is a chance to patch up the relationship. 

    Rodgers is one of the top three QB's in the NFL, and he has certainly earned his playing time.  Favre is under no pressure to perform with Rodgers at the helm.

    There is no controversy for playing time and Favre can relax on the bench while Rodgers is lighting it up like Favre did in the past.


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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 17: Former NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and the NFL players' lawyers arrive for court ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on May 17, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the NFL lockout remains in pla
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    What a story this would make if the NFL ever plays again. 

    Brett Favre goes back to Green Bay. It will certainly give everyone another reason to watch Packers games besides from Rodgers. The NFL would eat this up. 

    People hate Favre, but they love watching him on TV. With the NFL in need of an image change from the ugly lockout, Favre will remind people what football is all about, and that's having a good time. 

His Last Go Around Tour

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    DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02: Fans show their support for Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings while they play the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 20-13.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    Favre can get his last farewell tour of the NFL.  Now finally back in the right uniform, Favre can go around and remind people why he has been such a great figure for the NFL while he was with the Packers. 

    Whether it was the Monday Night game after he lost his father in Oakland, running with his helmet off in the Super Bowl, the MVP trophies, or running naked through the streets of Green Bay, people will finally remember the old Brett Favre, the one who went from having his name mispronounced in the NFL draft to the one who took the nation by storm with his retirement, then unretirement, then retirement, then unretirement, then retirement.

    I certainly hope he gives it one more go around in Green Bay.

    Will he do it? Absolutely not.  But it's nice to dream too.